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Automobile coat made out of raccoon fur (1906, U.S.)

Raccoon coats were a fad in the United States during the 1920s, particularly with (male) college students in the middle and later years of the decade. They are full-length fur coats. They became popular due to the stories of Davy Crockett and popular artist James Van Der Zee.[1] George Olsen and His Music released a recording highlighting the fad in 1928, titled "Doin' the Raccoon", with the lyrics:

From every college campus comes the cheer: oy-yoy!
The season for the raccoon coat is here, my boy!
Rough guys, tough guys, men of dignity,
Join the raccoon coat fraternity, soon,
To do the raccoon!

A few months after Olsen's recording hit the air, the November 16, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post featured an Alan Foster illustration of several college men wearing raccoon coats.[2] The raccoon coat (many times accompanied with a straw boater, wingtip spectator oxfords, and either a saxophone or a ukelele) has been referenced numerous times in movies and television, both as a symbol of the Jazz Age and as a cliché motif of collegiate enthusiasm.

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22 news items

 
Bend Bulletin
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:05:03 -0700

Go-to zonks in Hall's day were typically alive, or old: a dusty Model T, four little lambs, a ratty raccoon coat. In 2009, when the latest incarnation of the show began filming, junk was Feimster's go-to too. What makes a good zonk now? Something that ...
 
Press of Atlantic City
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Go-to zonks in Hall's day were typically alive, or old: a dusty Model T, four little lambs, a ratty raccoon coat. In 2009, when the latest incarnation of the show began filming, junk was Jersey's go-to too. "It was damaging products, throwing dirt on ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Go-to zonks in Hall's day were typically alive, or old: a dusty Model T, four little lambs, a ratty raccoon coat. In 2009, when the latest incarnation of the show began filming, junk was Jersey's go-to too. "It was damaging products, throwing dirt on ...
 
The-review
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:01:29 -0700

In the big finale, 99-year-old Angelina Searles, escorted by Vince Butch in a black Napa leather jacket with a zip-out lambswool lining, strutted down the runway in a sapphire-dyed rabbit fur and raccoon coat number. "(This coat) is perfect for fun or ...
 
Charleston Daily Mail
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:22:30 -0700

“It was not healthy,” she said, later adding that the mangy raccoon's coat was in “terrible shape.” “We don't suspect rabies, but there was something wrong.” She said the raccoon was gracefully put under and buried nearby. Surrounded by woods, it's not ...

Town Topics

Town Topics
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:49:04 -0700

A touch that evokes Fitzgerald's way of expressing the poetry of Gatsby's devotion to Daisy Buchanan is in Lane's intimate relationship with Franny's “sheared raccoon coat,” the sight of which rouses the thought that he's the only one on the platform ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:15:00 -0700

It is unfortunately no longer possible to take bullfighting as an order of romance any more serious than say, the return of the player piano or the raccoon coat. Like the new bar that just opened on Hudson St. calling itself The Speakeasy, it's just ...

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:21:18 -0700

When Grange returned to Illinois, it was in a $5,500 Lincoln car and wearing a $500 raccoon coat. Pyle wanted to strike while the iron was hot, but Grange was in no condition to play so much on top of all the traveling. * It got worse. Pyle's greed ...
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